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Hertz NeverLost® 'Companion' App Provides Mobile Access to More than 10 Million U.S. Destinations Which Sync to the Hertz NeverLost® GPS Navigation System

NAPLES, Fla., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz (NYSE: HTZ) and Navigation Solutions today announced the launch of Hertz NeverLost® Companion, the first-of-its-kind travel destination app among major car rental companies.  NeverLost® GPS Companion facilitates integrated trip planning and navigation, giving travelers the ability to browse millions of U.S. destinations and plan trips on their mobile devices, then directly sync with the in-car Hertz NeverLost® GPS system.  The interactive app goes far beyond navigation, including events, local weather, Augmented Reality, social media sharing and much more.

Hertz NeverLost Companion App

"At Hertz, we innovate with customer-friendly technology to enhance the rental experience, which is exactly what the new Hertz NeverLost® GPS Companion app offers," said Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and CEO. "Whether searching for restaurants, hotels, gas stations or local events, the app provides users with access to more than 10 million destinations in the U.S.   We are putting our advanced technology in travelers' hands to create even more exciting, memorable trips."

Hertz NeverLost® Companion is available for free download via iTunes and Google Play. Companion provides the ease of planning travel via mobile device by viewing and selecting from thousands of destinations organized into detailed city guides, all before sitting in the Hertz driver's seat.

Features of the NeverLost® Companion app include:

  • More than 40 "City Guides," giving travelers details about some of the nation's most exciting cities
    • Within these city guides, key points of interest for each city, including:
      • New and trendy restaurants
      • Local events
      • Must-see spots
      • What lays beyond the city's limits
      • Parks
      • Neighborhood details (available in certain city guides)
      • Tours (available in certain city guides)
  • "My Favorites" section to house favorite selected destinations and see them automatically saved in the city's folder
  • The ability to send favorite destinations to Hertz NeverLost® equipped vehicle
  • Option to login directly to NeverLost.com and synchronize trips to "My Favorites"
  • A weather icon which includes current temperature, precipitation, wind, daily highs and lows, and a five-day forecast
  • Map that pinpoints exact location and provides walking and driving routes
  • The option to share location on Facebook, Twitter or email
  • Augmented Reality, which provides a live display of nearby attractions
  • Speed-dial to easily contact Hertz NeverLost® support
  • Synchronization with Hertz NeverLost® cloud

"We're very excited to introduce the new NeverLost Companion app to Hertz customers and travelers everywhere," said Graham Weedon, Navigation Solutions Director of Public Relations and Communications. "In developing this app, we wanted to give travelers a simple, mobile way to research, explore and plan trips. Companion grew to be a personalized trip planner and more, inevitably becoming a game-changer among current navigational apps. We look forward to travelers experiencing Companion first-hand."

To learn more about the new Hertz NeverLost® Companion app, visit www.NeverLost.com.

About Hertz
Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands from approximately 11,555 corporate and licensee locations in about 145 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 10,090 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 145 countries. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,400 corporate and franchise locations in approximately 75 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 130 major airports in Europe.

Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Dream, Family,  Fun,  Green and Prestige Collections also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation, operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. The Company also owns a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services. More information about the company can be found at www.abouthertz.com.

About Navigation Solutions
Navigation Solutions, a Plano, TX company, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Hertz Corporation and is the developer of the award winning Hertz NeverLost® travel service. The suite of services includes the well-known in-car navigation system, as well as Online Trip Planning at NeverLost.com, free concierge-style product support at 1-800-823-2547, and the Companion smartphone mobile application. Hertz NeverLost® curates custom content that can be shared wirelessly between platforms via the cloud.

The Hertz Corporation

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